Ranked amongst the highest in student achievement, York Region District School Board is Canada’s fastest growing publicly funded school board and the third largest school board in Ontario.The York Region District School Board serves diverse urban and rural communities north of the City of Toronto. It is an excellent, highly developed and fully accredited public education system. Full-time programs are available for students in Grade 1 to Grade 12, ranging in age from 6 to 18. Immersed in the Canadian school system students can study at the elementary or secondary school level.
Secondary school is considered to be Grade 9 - 12 (age 14 - 18). One credit is granted for the successful completion of a secondary school course of a minimum of 110 hours of instruction. To graduate with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), a student must complete 18 compulsory credits, 12 elective credits, 40 hours of community service and pass the provincial secondary school literacy test.
A school year is divided into two semesters with a student studying either three or four courses each semester. Secondary students can attend high school while preparing for post-secondary attendance at either Canadian College or University. Two academic streams are available. More information can be obtained by contacting our office.
Fees (effective October 17, 2014)
|*Application Fee||$ 250.00|
|Medical Insurance (12 months / 13 months)||$ 450.00 / $ 493.40|
|*Homestay Application Fee||$ 300.00|
Accommodation (10 month)
|*Custodianship - School Year||$ 1,500.00|
|Airport Transfer (one-way)||$ 150.00|
Homestay is available ONLY to students who assign YRDSB as custodian and are entering grades 9 to 12. Custodianship is available to students entering grades 9 to 12.
*Non-refundable, except when visa is denied
NOTE: Intake and registration dates for each semester:
|Semester||Intake Start Date||Registration Deadline Date|
|February 2015||August 1, 2014||November 15, 2014|
|September 2015||January 2, 2015||May 15, 2015|
Review the application-related documents listed on the side banner.
Submit the completed application, all applicable fees, immunization form and 2 years transcripts to the Admission Officer, International Education Services. Please note: If homestay is required, a homestay application must be submitted along with the academic application.We are unable to accommodate nor guarantee all homestay requests; but we will notify you once a Homestay decision has been confirmed.
Once accepted, the acceptance letter and receipt are issued and forwarded to you or your representative agency.
Apply to the Canadian Embassy in your home country for a Study Permit. The acceptance letter should be attached to your application and submitted to the Canadian Embassy as proof of acceptance to an educational institution in Canada
Once approved by Immigration, make arrangements to travel to Canada. New secondary students should plan to arrive prior to the start of the Orientation Program which begins two weeks prior to the start of the semester (August for September school start, January for February school start).